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Security update for iOS 9 released by Apple, fixes over 100 issues

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Security update for iOS 9 released by Apple, fixes over 100 issues
Apple has fixed over 100 issues on iOS 9 by sending out a security update. More than 30 flaws were discovered in WebKit, which is the browser engine used for Safari. For example, with a security breach, a malicious website could display content with a URL from a different site. A disturbing security breach was found in Apple Pay. The vulnerability could have allowed a hacker to discover your recent Apple Pay transactions.

Another issue now fixed was one that could have allowed someone using a malicious Game Center app to access a player's email address. And one flaw that has been fixed had made it possible for a hacker to send email that would appear to come from someone listed in the iPhone owner's contacts list.

The entire list of  security updates made by Apple can be found by clicking on the sourcelink. Each listing also mentions the original issue that Apple repaired with the update.

source: AppleSupport via FierceWireless

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posted on 08 Feb 2016, 19:15 2

1. darkkjedii (Posts: 19769; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Damn Apple! QC department must be on break.

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 21:41 2

7. AlikMalix (Posts: 5071; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Security update for iOS 9 released by Apple, fixes over 100 issues.... .... and bricks your phone!

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 19:27 3

2. djkhalid (Posts: 105; Member since: 01 Jul 2013)


Error 53 tho :P

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 20:43

3. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2032; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


maybe that got fixed to.

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 21:26 8

6. djkhalid (Posts: 105; Member since: 01 Jul 2013)


nope cause that's not a bug, they are doing that on purpose cause they are a bunch of money loving a**holes :P

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 22:39 1

11. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2032; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


You don't know that but of course it's what everyone assumes because it is Apple, it could just be a security flaw maybe the software reads the new (unofficial) scanner as a hacking attempt or some s**t, which would explain the complete wipe of the phone because you gotta protect a person's privacy right?

Or you could be right and Apple is doing it on purpose because they are the worlds biggest gold digger lol.

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 20:44 2

4. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2032; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Damn that's a lot of fixes, where were security fixes like this when icloud was hacked?

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 22:00 2

8. AlikMalix (Posts: 5071; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


I don't think iCloud was hacked. Hackers guessed the easy passwords set by users. Apples fault was that they allowed unlimited tries - which actually was updated later to limit the amount of tries.

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 22:34 1

10. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2032; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Sure it wasn't a legit hack but a security flaw allowed it to happen and Apple knew about it and didn't fix it until it was to late. but now they are fixing security problems before something crazy like the icloud "hack" happens.

The icloud "hack" was done using a password decryption algorithm and I pretty sure that is still considered hacking because you break into someone's account and steal their stuff.

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 22:58

12. AlikMalix (Posts: 5071; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


I guess ...

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 21:26 2

5. oozz009 (Posts: 517; Member since: 22 Jun 2015)


Yet another reason for people with older devices to update to iOS 9, even though they might experience a tiny decrease in speed.

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 23:15 1

13. someone12 (Posts: 177; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)


Tiny? Cut the BS, people don't update because of a Hugh speed decrease.

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 06:21 1

20. oozz009 (Posts: 517; Member since: 22 Jun 2015)


Depends, let's say you update a 4S from iOS 8.4.1 to 9.2.1, the decrease is indeed tiny (check video comparisons). Of course if it was from 7.1 to 9.2.1, the decrease is a little bit bigger but when you take into consideration all the feautures and changes you will get, it is a fair trade. Besides, the latest 9.2.1 did a good job on improving performance on older devices so it's not as bad as it was.

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 02:48 1

19. HonestRealist (Posts: 196; Member since: 25 Jan 2016)


Do you not know that iOS 9.2 actually speeds up older devices? Really?

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 22:29

9. vananucho (Posts: 68; Member since: 01 Jun 2011)


Suddenly, a massive wave of repaired or beater i4s, i5's getting 'error 53' :v

It would be fun to that happen.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 01:13

22. HonestRealist (Posts: 196; Member since: 25 Jan 2016)


The 4s does not have a fingerprint scanner firstly, 2nd, only third world citizens still use the 4s. So who gives a *peeep*

posted on 08 Feb 2016, 23:20

14. sissy246 (Posts: 633; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


But what happened to, Apple is the best and has the best
security that no one can hack.
Maybe some iphone fanboys will wake up.

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 00:46 3

17. HonestRealist (Posts: 196; Member since: 25 Jan 2016)


No one HAS hacked it (remotely). Just because they find vulnerabilities doesn't mean they were ever used. See that's the point of updates. To continuously protect you. Beta testing helps them find initial bugs/vulnerabilities yes, BUT the beta testing pool is small. Once it goes live and hits millions upon millions of devices worldwide, a few more will obviously pop up. What matters is squashing those bugs ASAP. The ability to do this consistently is what makes their security class leading.. Need some coffee? Seems you need the wake up call..

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 01:13 2

18. AlikMalix (Posts: 5071; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


That's as real world as it gets... Great post.

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 00:14

15. mariosraptor (Posts: 119; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)


And what's the update number? 9.2.????

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 00:34

16. HonestRealist (Posts: 196; Member since: 25 Jan 2016)


Doubt your version number will change with basic security updates. They install automatically at midnight if I'm not mistaken. I'm currently on 9.3 public beta 2, and the version number hasn't changed.

posted on 09 Feb 2016, 15:54

21. gigi3 (Posts: 25; Member since: 16 Aug 2014)


And Apple has forced Google and Mozilla and Opera to use their s**tty and insecure webkit layout engine in iOS version of their browsers.

So much Apple.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 01:18

23. gigi3 (Posts: 25; Member since: 16 Aug 2014)


And Apple has forced Google and Mozilla and Opera to use his sh@tty and insecure webkit layout engine in iOS version of their browsers.

So much Apple.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 01:40

24. HonestRealist (Posts: 196; Member since: 25 Jan 2016)


Who uses anything other than Safari in anycase? The rest are all total BS when compared to Safari.

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